Research Seminar of the Statistical Science Research Core



Day & Time
29th October 2014, 15:00~
Room C709, Building of the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Dr. Hideitsu HINO (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba)

Presentation Title
Nonparametric Estimation of Differential Entropy and Its Application
The Shannon’s differential entropy has a broad range of applications, such as independent comportment analysis, dimension reduction, and change detection. In exploratory data analyses, it is not desirable to assume some distribution of the given data, and nonparametric estimation as entropy estimate can be effective for these situations.
In this lecture, I will introduce nonparametric estimate from the weighted data, and its application to information theoretic clustering. Then, I will discuss a new entropy estimate based on the quadratic expansion of the probability mass function and regression analysis.